Posts Tagged ‘Print’


Mmm, Bacon

August 20, 2012

BreakfasTopo at Shirt.Woot

Shirt.Woot is celebrating all things bacon this week, including a reprint of my BreakfasTopo design on tees and totes. Check out all the bacony goodness at


We’ve got Laryngitis

July 11, 2011

Album cover - Laryngitis by Lane Murchison
Lane Murchison recently asked me to put together the cover art for his new CD, Laryngitis. (You may remember I did the art for his Memphis, California album a couple years ago.) He had a vision for what he wanted, something that looked like a medical textbook, so I ran with that and layered a vintage medical illustration over graph paper and distressed paint – all done in Photoshop. My biggest challenge? Finding out where exactly the larynx is!

You can find out more about Lane and have a listen to a couple of the songs from the new album over on his website (which I also built, come to think of it.)


My first skateboard

July 5, 2011

Bird School of Music skateboard

A long-time client asked for a skateboard with their logo and tagline on it recently – what a fun project! They wanted to keep it ultra-simple, so I worked in two colors and added a little edginess by having the logo slipping off the edge, using a purposefully-pixelated font for the tagline and including a little bird feet and belly on one side.


Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011

Robot ValentineScribbleprints created a Squidoo lens about creative uses for Zazzle’s business cards, including my “Scooter” robot Valentine.  Zazzle’s “chubby” business cards (3.5″ x 2.5″, instead of the standard 2″ x 3.5″) are great for gift tags, Valentines, baseball cards and more.  The only downside is that you have to buy them in packs of 100 of the same design.

This feature reminds me about my post last year on a client who uses business cards as mini-advertising handouts.

You might also recognize this robot from my Automated Cuteness fabric at Spoonflower.


KFOG “Live from the Archives”

July 23, 2010

KFOG Live from the Archives 17 entry

KFOG picked my design as one of 10 finalists in the cover art contest for their latest “Live from the Archives” CD. As always there’s lots of great competition — vote for your favorite at

Since this was LFTA #17, I went back to my notebooks and got inspiration from the doodles I used to do when I was 17. My entry is all hand-drawn, including the lettering, on notebook paper and manila envelope with ballpoint pen. Sometimes it’s fun to get away from the computer and break out the old-school tools!


Big Gig poster

May 24, 2010

Big Gig poster

My vintage Hatch-inspired poster is one of the five finalists for radio station The Band’s “Big Gig” concert. It was a lot of fun to put together – influenced by the work I did last year on the Big Band poster for Bird.


Advertising cards

April 24, 2010

Ukulele clinic business cards

It seems like fewer and fewer people use business cards as business cards anymore — although I still get asked to design quite a few of them, it’s been a long time since someone handed me one at a business meeting. But since digitally-printed business cards are colorful and relatively inexpensive to print these days, they offer a lot of bang for the buck in other marketing applications – as advertising handouts, product tags, etc.

One of my clients, Bird School of Music, has been using them lately to advertise the many camps, clinics and other special events they host. Here’s a set we did for one of their ever-popular Ukulele Clinics. The front is designed to look like the cover of a piece of vintage sheet music.